Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary

Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the way to Sandakphu in Darjeeling District in West Bengal. It is the habitat of some high-altitude animals like Himalayan Salamander (Tylototriton verrucosus), locally known as ‘Gora’. It also houses many other local animals such as the rhino, tiger, and many different birds.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary is June to August.

How to Reach

By Air: The closest airport is at Bagdogra.

By Rail: The closest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

By Road: The sanctuary is arranged very close to the India-Nepal border and from Ghum to Mirik it is 21 km from Darjeeling, you can reach Jore Pokhri Wildlife Sanctuary.


Accommodation facilities are available in Jorepokhri by (GTA) Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Tourism Department.

For Tourist Lodge Booking Contact –

Jorepokhri Tourist Lodge
Deputy Director Of Tourism, GTA
Silver Fir Building, Bhanu Sarani


Tel: (0354)-2254214 / 2254879 / 2255351
Fax: 0354-2254214


Photo Courtesy: flickr/anindita7408, Parag Sengupta

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